The first week of campus ministry is history! As I mentioned in a post last week, I have already had some adventures with students! Following that, last Tuesday night we had our annual care package handout. Each year I invite local churches to donate care packages which we will then hand out to students. I … Continue reading On Campus at PSU Berks – Relearning at the Start of the Year
I stink at praying. When I was a kid I was told that if you want to be a good Christian you need to pray, read the Bible and be involved in church. The latter two were never really a problem for me. But praying? I knew I was supposed to pray so I would … Continue reading I stink at praying (Listening to the Saints)
Each year Beloit College releases a "mindset list". The goal is to provide "a look at the cultural touchstones that shape the lives of students entering college this fall". I love reading this list each year as it provides a window into the world incoming freshman have grown up in. Some of my favorites from … Continue reading Recent Reads – College Mindset List!
This past Sunday the new student leadership team came to my house for a planning meeting. After a tasty dinner of chicken and corn on the cob we spent time talking about what everyone did over the summer and what we hope to do on campus in the fall. About three and a half hours … Continue reading On Campus at Penn State Berks – A Sunday Evening Adventure
I recently picked up "New Atheist" Sam Harris' latest book, The Moral Landscape. As I read itI wondered if Sam Harris would be good to have as a neighbor. He is a strong believer in objective morality. Many Christians believe that atheists are all terrible people with no morals. Sam Harris shows that this stereotype … Continue reading The Moral Landscape
For some reason I keep wanting to read Thomas Aquinas, the Catholic scholar who lived from 1225-1274. Perhaps it is because he remains the most influential Roman Catholic theologian today. I have read Augustine and Calvin so I want to tackle the other greats. But I tried Aquinas before (reported here) and failed miserably. Then … Continue reading Listening to the Saints – Aquinas